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February 12, 2015

Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

‘Mass Exodus’ has been the word on the political streets for the past two weeks in Maryland’s state capital Annapolis. Screams of foul play have echoed from the county to state level in the ranks of the democratic leadership. The opposition is aimed squarely at the brand new republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan.

April 4, 2014

If you are a young professional working in Washington, D.C., one thing you’ve probably noticed by now is that there is a fairly large gap between your monthly income and the city’s monthly rent requirements. Not everyone can afford the “luxury” apartments in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, or Dupont Circle; so what’s a cash-strapped young professional to do?

March 14, 2014

We recently released an article about the Top 5 Worst Markets for Office Space in the D.C. area. Those areas had the highest vacancy rates in the Washington, D.C. area according to a Transwestern report.

Demand for Class-C and Class-B office space is at near all-time lows and at the same time tenants are adamant about leasing Class-A office space. In some sub markets the demand is so great that Class-A office space available is now below 1 percent.

February 13, 2014

In the world of commercial office space, a market with a vacancy rate of 10 percent is considered stable; anything below that percentage is to be coveted.  Logically, developers should flock to a market with a low office inventory, especially one with short supply of Class-A office space.  After all, someone is leasing all that space right?

February 7, 2014

Germantown, Maryland is the farthest north of Montgomery County’s commercial centers, it’s also the smallest and youngest in terms of commercial development but that is quickly changing. With approximately 3 million square feet of office space, Germantown has been one of the county’s bright spots in terms of commercial development in the last couple of years.

December 13, 2012

Saturday December 8th – 10am: Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), greeted a roomful of concerned citizens at the University of Baltimore.  The event they were attending was called Drilling Down: A Conference on Fracking Risks and Action in Maryland.  In the school&rsquo

November 13, 2012

Following suit of a successful opening weekend, the rest of DC Week 2012 proved to be an outstanding gathering of the Metro-area’s brightest minds in the tech industry.

November 5, 2012

November is here and so is Digital Capital Week – Washington’s largest celebration of new and upcoming tech innovators.  Now in its third year, the weeklong series of events is already off to a fantastic start.  Nearly half of the fourteen sessions and parties between Friday and Sunday sold out.

March 20, 2012

Noted as Kaiser Permanente’s largest medical center in Montgomery County by Marilyn Kawamura, president, of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc; the 175,000 square foot office building overlooking I-270 is now operational and open to serve patients after over a year of renovations.

January 27, 2012

On the main campus of the George Washington University, top strategists in Social Media marketing, including those from Facebook, Discovery Communications and MTV gathered for the annual What’s Next D.C. conference.

Staying true to the theme of progress and prosperity, Tod Plotkin, Principal of Green Buzz Agency, hosted the annual What’s Next D.C. conference, providing business types the chance to improve their strategies.

August 25, 2011

No one knows more about wasteful spending than the government, and healthcare is on top of most people’s list when it comes to wasteful spending. Since 2009 the focus has shifted towards bringing down the cost of healthcare spending.

August 24, 2011

One of the largest and most profitable biotechnology companies in the Mid-Atlantic is trying to increase its revenue by developing an oral form of treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Silver Spring-based United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) released its FREEDOM-C(2) Phase 3 clinical trial results today but the company announced that the study did not meet its primary endpoint.

August 23, 2011

Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has signed an agreement with the intent to acquire QTC Holdings Inc -- a health care federal contractor.

The Diamond Bar, California company is the largest service provider of medical evaluations. QTC's clients include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The company processed more than 450,000 evaluations for the department in 2010.

August 17, 2011

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), with headquarters in Falls Church, has moved deeper into the healthcare technology business with a signed agreement to acquire Vangent Holding Corp.

August 16, 2011

Rockville-based Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:NABI) has added to its cash stockpile by obtaining $5 Million in milestone payments from Fresenius USA Manufacturing, Inc.

August 11, 2011

Two Rockville-based firms involved in drug development have teamed up to develop a new Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine.

Aeras a non-profit focused on developing vaccines to prevent TB and Emergent BioSolutions a biotechnology firm mostly known for its Antrax drug--BioThrax--are now entering a Phase IIb Proof-of-Concept Trial of Emergent's Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara--Antigen 85Abased TB vaccine.

August 9, 2011

Stella went into the hospital with a pain so great it cripples her entire being.  “It feels like a stabbing needle pain that shoots through my joints” she said.  No longer able to carry on her day to day routine she finally gives in after a few pills of over-the-counter pain medication did not work, and heads to the emergency room.  Her body is used to taking high doses of pain medication to alleviate the pain, so no regular pill will work.  The doctors and nurses in the hospital are too familiar with the patient; the only

July 21, 2011

The largest biotech in the Baltimore-Washington area measured by market value said Benlysta is gaining momentum in net sales

After more than a decade of research, development, and waiting more than a year for a delayed FDA approval, Human Genome Sciences, Inc (NASDAQ: HGSI) finally has a drug on the market that it can consistently sell to the healthcare industry.

The Rockville, Md biotechnology company reported Benlysta net sales of $7.8 Million. $1.2 Million in additional sales were excluded due to non-delivery to healthcare providers prior to the release of second quarter financial results.

Increasing Lupus Drug Sales

July 7, 2011

The recent Walgreens Health Initiatives acquisition by Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ: CHSI)  has already propelled the company's projected revenues to nearly double for the 2011 reporting year.

The Rockville based pharmacy benefit manager has updated its financial outlook and plans to bring in between $5.1 and $5.3 Billion, an increase of 35% to 41%.

June 16, 2011

Despite recession, several Maryland Biotechs turn a profit

Biotechnology firms have been reported to be hard hit by the recent recession; struggling to stay afloat amid a dearth of venture capital funding and and lack of new drugs selling on the market. The Biotech industry is often pigeonholed as frail, cash strapped and high risk; spending years on research to develop drugs but often ending with failure and bankruptcy.

But in Maryland it's a different story. Several biotech firms have achieved profitability for their full fiscal year and some of them for the first time in the midst of a troubled U.S. economy.

July 31, 2015

The Gaithersburg, Md.-based biotech that came up with a faster and innovative way to produce vaccines has announced positive data from a Phase 2 trial focused on developing an Influenza vaccine.

July 30, 2015

Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin and Montgomery College are teaming up create healthcare technologies covering wide range of health related areas from national-scale genomics to big data.

The launch of the Healthcare Technology Alliance could help grow the Health Information Technology sector in Montgomery County as well as form synergies between established industries like biotechnology and promising ones like cyber security.

In addition to Lockheed Martin and Montgomery College, the founding members of the alliance include Cisco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel.

July 29, 2015

Treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) has improved significantly in the last 10 years but despite those improvements  360 million people or 5 percent of the world’s population remain chronically infected by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). That's according to Gaithersburg, Md-based Vaxin Inc, the company recently announced that it has initiated Phase 1 clinical stage trial to test a vaccine treatment for HepTcell, its' immunotherapeutic compound to treat people who are chronically infected with HBV.

July 16, 2015

Bethesda-based RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) is finding good hotel deals from Washington,  D.C.  to Washington State. The Lodging trust announced its purchased a property on K street in Washington, D.C. and is about to close on another property in Seattle, Washington.